Spate of truck accidents prompts calls for specialist satnavs to be made mandatory


Councils are urging the government to change the law and force all HGV drivers to use specialist satnavs and prevent "major disruption" to local communities.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, said villages were being blighted by incidents where lorries have blocked streets and crashed into bridges as a result of driving down routes not suitable for their size or weight.

It cited incidents that have occurred this year, including a Tesco truck blocking [...]

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